1228 Dream-like Reunion! 3
Xi Xiaye started to sweat after several punches, but he just smiled and hugged her tightly.
"You have the potential to be a barbaric wife." Mu Yuchen looked at her in amusement.
"Barbaric? Am I barbaric now? Everyone says that I look cold. Barbaric doesn't describe me!" She frowned and defended herself.
"I'd say you're starting to reveal your true nature." He ran his fingers through his hair and helped her tidy her hair.
"Do you regret it now?" She squinted at him and gave him a warning.
He coughed and just smiled. She kept quiet for quite a while too.
"Mr. Mu?" she called out to him moments later.
"Hmm?" He grabbed her wrist and took a glance at the jade bracelet. "This looks good on you."
"Any accessory looks good on my wrist since my hand looks dainty." She looked into his eyes before continuing, "About Ah Shi and Gu Qiwu, don't you have any thoughts about them? What if Lingshi really accepts Gu Qiwu as her father? Then, you…"
She suddenly stopped talking when she noticed his eyes wandering around, but they returned to usual moments later.
He straightened up and leaned back against the sofa before taking a deep breath. "I'm just going to do my best, and it's up to Lingshi to choose. I wouldn't interfere with her decision, but no matter what, I hope her decision will do her good."
"I don't really get Gu Qiwu's thoughts now. Is he trying to repent? I heard from Ah Mo that Gu Qiwu has approached Ah Shi before." Xi Xiaye gave him a confused glance.
Mu Yuchen's eyes darkened as he grabbed the glass of water on the table and handed it to her. He then took a sip after Xi Xiaye shook her head.
"Of course, I know about that. I suppose things will become lively when we get back to City Z." He put the glass down. "It's about time for loose ends to be tied up."
"No buts. Just believe in me." He lowered his head and looked at her.
Xi Xiaye pursed her lips. "Of course, I believe in you. There's no doubt about that at all." She gave him a gentle gaze as she smiled. Then, she pressed her slightly cold lips against his…
It was just a light kiss, and she moved away soon after that.
"Let's get things done quickly and return soon. Our sons have missed you dearly. It's going to be busy again after this holiday. You really need to take care of yourself. It's pointless if you're in poor health."
"Alright, we'll be back early tomorrow evening. I have a guest over and we have to greet him personally. I suppose you'll be surprised to see him."
"Who?' Xi Xiaye raised her eyebrows and asked.
"You'll find out tomorrow." He gave her a mysterious smile.
Xi Xiaye would never have expected who the guest was.
The two of them went out early in the morning the next day and visited Zhou Zimo at the hospital. Zhou Zimo had actually mostly recovered, but he still kept the information locked down. If Xi Xiaye had not seen him relaxing around his room for herself, she would have thought that he was still in dire condition.
Xi Xiaye could guess his purpose of doing so, thus she did not comment on it.
"I'm already prepared now. Have you made your arrangements?"
Zhou Zimo switched his laptop off the moment he saw Mu Yuchen coming in. He handed a packet of cigarettes to Mu Yuchen.
Mu Yuchen sat down beside him and lit a cigarette. He let out a puff and left the lighter on the table. "There's still something to be taken care of, but you can rest easy. I'm going to Los Angeles with Xiaye."
"Going to LA with your woman?" Zhou Zimo raised her eyebrows as he put on a meaningful smile. "Things aren't done here yet and you're thinking of having fun with your woman, huh? You can't be too doting on her. Both Su Chen and you are practically slaves now. Are you really leaving me alone here?"
"You can get yourself a woman as well. The nurses here look great, so you can think about it," Mu Yuchen said after taking another puff.
"You b*stard! You've fallen into your woman's trap." Zhou Zimo felt that it was unfair.
"Or else, would you like to marry me and bear my children? I only have one woman. If you speak nonsense again, I'll let you experience a second fracture." Mu Yuchen tapped Zhou Zimo's bandaged arm and quickly distanced himself away.
Mu Yuchen smiled as his expression returned to usual. "Seriously though, you're the only one left single among us. We're the same age, which means that you're almost 33 already. It's no wonder your father is so worried about you."
"I can't outdo you. You're already a father of two." Zhou Zimo sounded a little frustrated. While he did not want to admit it, he was pretty worried about it.
He was worried that he could neither find a woman to marry nor find anyone suitable to marry.
He had never been the lucky one when compared to Mu Yuchen and Su Chen. Maybe getting himself a wife could change his fate!
"Your standards are too high. You complain that quiet girls are boring, cute girls are childish, and straightforward girls are too boyish. You're much more difficult to please than Su Chen and I, but well, it's not wrong to take your time finding the right one. You might just find someone soon. Your family doesn't need you to get someone from a powerful background anyway."